Trading Alibaba (BABA) Earnings with Options — Bartosiak

Alain Brian
Mai 18, 2017

WFG Advisors LP now owns 1,180 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 59 shares in the last quarter.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI), developed by J. Welles Wilder, is a momentum oscillator that calculates the speed and change of price movements. Brean Capital lifted their price objective on Alibaba Group Holding to $120.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th. Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the analysis of a Stock. It represents a security's price that, if achieved, results in a trader recognizing the best possible outcome for his investment. As expected, an investor would want to pay less for the same degree of performance.

The goal of a stock price analysis is to study the behaviour of stock prices.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA traded at a stock price of 121.4, exhibiting 11110028 shares in volume.

Shares outstanding are recorded as 2470.23 billion and total shares floated are 752.26 million. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd acquired 333,725 shares as Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC)'s stock 0.00%. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is 125.40%.

Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $6.89 and $5.72, respectively, according to 18 analysts.

Since its last earnings report, BABA shares have surged some 20%. Comparatively, BABA posted earnings of $5.66 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. Other than it takes a remarkable amount of expertise and knowledge to be investing in these companies and being successful. It is the "top line" or "gross income" figure from which costs are subtracted to determine net income. Goldman Sachs Group Inc upped their target price on Alibaba Group Holding from $128.00 to $135.00 and gave the company a "conviction-buy" rating in a research note on Friday, February 3rd. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $48.36 Billion and $44.46 Billion, respectively.

15 analysts on average are expecting the company to report revenue of $45.94 Billion for the current quarter.

A moving average (MA) is a trend-following or lagging indicator because it is based on past prices. Angled up and price is moving up (or was recently) overall, angled down and price is moving down overall, moving sideways and the price is likely in a range. The firm's 50-day moving average is $113.69 and its 200 day moving average is $101.72. The stock's average target of $13.63 is -16.02% below today's ($16.23) share price.

Now the shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) has a trading volume of 18.12 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 10550 shares - with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $73.30, and the company's shares hitting a 52 week high of $ 121.49. Alibaba Group Holding has a one year low of $73.30 and a one year high of $120.50. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research. That's why this number shouldn't be looked at in isolation, but should be compared to a company's peer group as well as its sector.

According to the latest research reports released, 21 analyst has issued a rating of "buy", 18 analysts "outperform", 2 analysts "hold", 0 analysts "underperform" and 0 analysts "sell". Stock's weekly performance expressed up trend of 3.35%. If the market is performing well and the stock is over-valued, BABA might be a good investment at this point but if the market is dropping down, you might not consider buying the stock. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months.

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